Inactinic and small light source specifically designed for the wet plate collodion process. Ideal for home darkrooms - but because of it's compact design and easy powering, it is particularly suitable for mobile darkboxes.
The high power narrow band LEDs used offer a brighter and enhanced contrast viewing experience. Compared to the typical red light sources, this unit emits more in the yellow-orange band of the visible spectrum to which the human eye is most responsive. This translates into better visibility, less eye strain and allows better control of the process, particularly at the development stage. The emission spectrum of the LEDs has been thoroughly tested and the lumen output adapted to prevent any risk of fogging the sensitized plates.
Another main feature is the possibility to power the unit with any common and readily available USB power adapter allowing easy operation especially when working on the road.
A simple 5V USB power source is sufficient, this can be a cell phone charger or an external USB power bank battery used for supplying extended energy to tablets, phones and other USB equipment.
HOW TO USE
This light source is exclusively designed for the wet plate process, it cannot be used for traditional film/paper development. On the other hand, it is well suitable as a safe light for alternative printing processes such as Platinum/Palladium, gum printing, carbon transfer, cyanotype and all other techniques requiring UV light for exposure or paper coating.
L 10 cm
H 2,2 cm
P 2,4 cm
Weight 70 gr